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  • This dataset contains a water resource systems model for the Sutlej-Beas system in western Himalayas. It includes all the files required to run the model for the historical period 1989-2008 and climate change scenarios for the middle (2032-2050) and end of the century (2082-2100) considering the uncertainty associated to different Representative Concentration Pathways and Global Climate Models. The WEAP model was built within the “Sustaining Himalayan Water Resources in a Changing Climate” (SusHi-Wat) project (NE/N015541/1), funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council and the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences through the Newton-Bhabha Fund. Full details about this application can be found at https://doi.org/10.5285/715db0b2-1d63-4842-ab80-f0f33b39e5e0

  • Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) was used to test glacier ice thickness/glacier bed detectability on debris-covered Himalayan glaciers at a range of frequencies in glacier long- and cross- profiles and at static points. The survey sites were of the Lirung and Langtang Glaciers in the Langtang National Park, Nepal, where debris cover thickness varied from centimetres to several metres. The radar used was the BAS DELORES dipole pulse radar system, operating at 5MHz, 10MHz, 20MHZ and 40MHz. Data were acquired as a stop-go survey at 2-4m intervals on partially snow-covered and entirely debris-covered glacier surfaces in temperatures close to freezing, with a diurnal freeze-thaw cycle. Funding was provided by the NERC grant NE/L013258/1.